Enroll in a Plan

Joining Blue Shield is easy. Just follow these three steps:

1. Enroll
Submit a health plan enrollment form (HBD-12) to your employer. You can get the form and instructions directly from the CalPERS website.

2. Select a Personal Physician or primary care physician1
To select a NetValue HMO or Access+ HMO Personal Physician, use one of these methods:

  • Search for a Personal Physician online using our Find a Doctor tool. Once you've selected a physician, go to the My Health Plan section of blueshieldca.com to confirm your selection.
  • Call Member Services at (800) 334-5847 for help finding or changing your physician.

3. Register on blueshieldca.com
Register with your Subscriber ID Number, which can be found on your Blue Shield Member ID Card. Blueshieldca.com is your 24/7 resource for health and benefit information. As a registered member, you can access information and tools to assist you in making important decisions about your health care.